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on the caller's information, lab technicians retested khan's blood and discovered an old killer. >> when it came back in late november, it was definitely in the lethal range for cyanide in the blood. >> i called up science journalist debra blum, author of "the poisoner's handbook." she said cyanide is a horrible way to go. and screaming part of it. >> they'll talk about the classic death scream. almost an involuntary contraction of your dying muscles. >> it's almost a trademark of cyanide? >> it absolutely is. >> how did the poison get into khan, and who could have been responsible? the answers may rest in khan's stomach. it's one reason the medical examiner wants his body exhumed. one of the things you would clearly focus on is what was the last meal or the last food consumed. would that be of interest? >> any autopsy looks at the gastric contents. in some cases we analyze if it's relevant to the case. in this case, we would be looking at the gastric content, but that's part of any forensic autopsy. >> khan's widow is 32 years old and she's now inside running the family business. i asked her fo
in june. it was supposed to have been the start of better times for 46-year-old urooj khan for his wife and daughter. he won a $1 million jackpot in chicago and hoped to pay off his had bills, invest in his drycleaning business and donate money to st. jude's research hospital. >> he was speechless and just like running around and not knowing what to do, jaking hands. >> reporter: in july, just as his one-time payment of $424,000 was mailed out, khan died suddenly. that evening, he had gone home, ate dinner, and went to bed. according to a police document obtained by the chicago tribune. it reports his family heard him screaming, took him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. at that time, his death was determined to be from natural causes a few days later the medical examiner says a relative of khan called to suggest there may be more to the story. more tests were done and sign need was found in his blood. >> once we found that it was qualatatively present, clearly that raises flags because it shouldn't be raised at all. once that was in the mix, i wasn't that surprised that event
. but a month later, instead of leaving on easy street, khan was dead, in the rose hills cemetery. on the evening of july 20th his wife made dinner at home and he went to bed a little less than an hour later. she said she was awakened by his screams of agony. khan was rushed to a nearby hospital, but it was too late. he was pronounced dead. doctors said the 46-year-old died of natural causes, but later that week an urgent call came into the cook county medical examiner's office from a concerned relative. >> this person must have made a compelling case, enough, you know, we take all information seriously, but this was serious enough to order a full battery of toxicology including some unusual agents such as cyanide and strychnine. >> reporter: both deadly poison, so acting on the caller's information, lab technicians retested khan's blood and discovered an old killer. >> when they came back in late november, it was definitely in the lethal range in the published literature for cyanide in the blood. >> reporter: i called up science journalist debra blum author of "the poisoner's han
what was going on. >> urooj khan's sister says she does not who who called her that night, but came from her brother's phone. and the family is relieved the judge has given permission to exhume his body so the medical examiner can complete an autopsy how he ingested the cyanide that killed him. >> we're glad we'll know what happened. >> he was a million dollar lottery winner back in june and accepted a ceremonial check with his wife and daughter from a previous marriage standing by his side. but on july 20th, the day his $425,000 lump sum check mailed died in his home from later determined to be cyanide poisoning. 17-year-old jasmine has moved out of the family house and her aunt has been appointed guardian. and the family says that his wife, ansari, prepared him the last meal, a curry beef dish, but no one else ate the food. hours later, khan died, but experts say cyanide usually kills people quickly raising questions about the food as the source. the autopsy on khan's body is expected to be completed the end of next week and that will allow the medical examiner to determine if kha
won the lottery. urooj khan died last july, one day after he received his big check for winning a million dollars scratch-off ticket and now his brother claims at that khan's wife not only tried to cash that check immediately, but that she isn't legally his wife. now, that would change things and khan's son seems to be siding with his uncle. trace gallagher, that's interesting, because he didn't have a will. without a will the estate would have been split between the wife and the daughter i think he has and-- >> yes. >> megyn: but if she's not legally the wife she would not have gotten anything. >> reporter: yeah, wouldn't get half the money and the money right now is held in trust until they can figure this whole thing out, but the family really at war with the widow, if, as you say in fact, she really is the widow. the brother of urooj khan who died, of course, after collecting on his million dollar lotto ticket says that about four or five different times, the days after his death, the wife was feverishly going around trying to cash this check, she failed to cash it and the
to have a more favorable opinion of, oh, root canals, the rock band nickel back, genghis khan and cockroaches. the survey found congress was more popular that telemarketers, lindsay lohan, north korea and the ebola virus, they have that. >>> oprah winfrey lands the first tv interview with lance armstrong since he lost his tour de france titles. will she be the one who finally gets to the bottom of the cheating scandal? >>> 18 minutes past the hour. checking our top stories now a white house official tells cnn all u.s. troops could leave afghanistan by the end of next year, that's one possibility that will depend on whether afghan security forces are fully trained and whether afghanistan gives legal cover to any u.s. troops after the nato mission ends. other possibility was for 6,000 to 15,000 u.s. troops to remain after 2014, a final decision could be months away. >>> in the wake of the connecticut school shooting a vermont town is looking to ban assault weapons. burlington town leaders are considering changing the charter to eliminate assault rifles and high capacity maing sc
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